As a supporter of both online and local motorcycle communities, online-only motorcycle websites make me cringe a little. “My dealer had it, but I bought it for $25 cheaper online.” How often have we heard these words come from the ...Read More »
We completely missed the ball on the Motorcycle Film Festival, and not for lack of press either. Brooklyn is an 8 hour ride from Toronto, I might just have made a weekend trip out of it! Alas it was not to be.
At any rate, the Motorcycle Film Festival (or MMF, which also stands for Must've been F***in' Fun - for those who made it) couldn't have come at a better time. Motorcycle videos are at a height we haven't seen since the 1970s, and these days the stars are the riders themselves. Regular folks like you and me, but I'll get to that later.
For now here are the winners from the first annual / first ever Motorcycle Film Festival, along with some video trailers.
I got an email this week from Amazon. Two things struck me as odd about this. First off, I don't think I've ever gotten emails from Amazon before. Secondly, they sent me an email entirely about Harley-Davidson books. Quite strange. I'm not the biggest Harley-Davidsonista out there, I admire them as much and as little as I do every other brand, but I saw the coffee-table value in a couple of these books.
If you're like me and think the best accessory for a living room that already has a big screen tv and a dog is a nice hardcover book about motorcycles, this post is for you.
Your motorcycle needs to be durable and reliable in order for it to serve you for a long time. All parts should perform excellently to make sure that your life and the lives of the people who you will meet ...Read More »
I read somewhere that fading in a great way for writers to introduce their subject. Unfortunately I'm not a writer, so I'm going to tell you how Shasta Smith of The Vintage Monkey came to be the YouMotorcycle Woman of the Month for September 2013.
When I first came across Shasta Smith, it was on YouMotorcycle's Facebook page. She left a message saying hello. I took a look at her page and came across a series of pictures of a woman surrounded by motorcycles of yesteryears, thoroughly well restored through and through, with taste, tact and terrible coolness. Nothing was chosen at random, whoever was behind all of this put some serious thought and dedication into it. I was impressed.
As I explored The Vintage Monkey, just who I had come across quickly became very clear to me. Here was a woman who could ride, wrench, run a business in the motorcycle industry and also happened to be beautiful. It was only a matter of time before I'd ask Shasta to be featured on YouMotorcycle. She was gracious enough to accept.
I could tell you how many amazing places there are to visit in San Francisco, but I’d rather talk about what’s outside of the city, because it’s really not much fun being stuck in city traffic all day. Here is ...Read More »
A collection of the best motorcycle pictures from other blogs, creative commons images, and all over the internet for this week.Read More »
What would sex be like as a motorcycle ride? Moreover, with so many types of motorcycles, would it not change depending on, uh, what you were riding? Our Russian friends decided to answer that question.Read More »
Kindness does a world of good. I know what I’ve lost in the past two years, but more importantly, I know how incredibly lucky I am. I still have a lot, and there are still plenty of people who care ...Read More »
We asked three veteran motorcyclists, all of whom have worked in the motorcycle industry a simple question:
Motorcycle cruise control, yay or nay, and why?
This is what they said.